Lighting has claimed the life of a tenant farmer at Tadicherla village of Malharrao mandal in the district on Monday morning. The farmer has been identified as Kappala Kumara Swamy (32).
According to sources, Kumara Swamy had gone to the paddy fields in the morning when the lightning struck him killing him on the spot. He is survived by a wife and two children. The police have registered a case and shifted the body to Bhupalpally for postmortem.